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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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Articles in Sleep paralysis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/12/2014)

Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak that occurs when you are waking up or, less commonly, falling asleep.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of sleep paralysis

(20/01/2015)

The main symptom of sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or talk.

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NHS Choices - Causes of sleep paralysis

(20/01/2015)

Sleep paralysis is caused when hormones produced by the body to help you sleep don't wear off as soon you wake up.

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NHS Choices - Treating sleep paralysis

(21/01/2015)

Ensuring you get enough sleep and improving your sleeping environment will help if you have sleep paralysis. In severe cases, medication may be recommended.

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NHS Choices - "I had a feeling of immense panic"

(06/02/2015)

Gareth Fletcher regularly had sleep paralysis when he was a teenager. Although it has virtually stopped, he still experiences it very occasionally.

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